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6 Tips for Hiking Safely

By Eh Ler Tha, Communications Coordinator and Outdoor Outreach Field InstructorWhile the outdoors are one of the safest spaces to explore during the COVID-19 pandemic, we always want to make sure we’re doing so safely. We put together a list of 6 tips with the help of our experienced staff, for hiking safely in San […]
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Family Engagement Programs

By Betsy Rosales Avalos, Outdoor Outreach Field InstructorWith the Outdoor Outreach community facing restrictions on gathering and a lack of safe, positive resources for families, we discovered a critical need to provide programming that engages whole, multi-generational family units in healthy and fun experiences outside together. And working closely with community partners Latino Outdoors and […]
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Looking Ahead to 2021

By Lesford Duncan, Sr. Director of ProgramsOver the past year, the impacts of the pandemic and racial trauma and reckoning in our community have only increased the need for our work. More than ever, we’ve seen how our programs provide critical support for youth and families dealing with uncertainty, emotional and mental health struggles, school […]
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Instructor Spotlight_Vinny

An Interview with Outdoor Outreach Field Instructor, Vincent CulliverWhat’s your favorite outdoor activity? Snowboarding!What made you want to become an Outdoor Outreach instructor?As a past participant myself, it was kind of coming full circle for me. I first heard about Outdoor Outreach when I was 13 at Monarch School, a school in downtown San Diego for kids […]
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Instructor Spotlight_Zach

An Interview with Outdoor Outreach Youth Programs Coordinator, Zach MoellerWhat’s your favorite outdoor activity? Rock climbing or backpacking, I can’t choose.What are some of the challenges facing the youth you work with at Outdoor Outreach?Many of the youth we work with face incredible adversity in their everyday lives. For those in our Probation Program, all of […]
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Instructor Spotlight_Hannah

An Interview with Hannah Pasek, Youth Programs Coordinator at Outdoor OutreachWhat’s your favorite outdoor activity? Currently surfing. And up next, snowboarding!What are some of the challenges facing the youth you work with at Outdoor Outreach?A lot of the girls I work with are involved with or have family members in gangs, and they don’t have a […]
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Instructor Spotlight_Sunny

An Interview with Sunny Chang, Youth Programs Manager at Outdoor OutreachWhat’s your favorite outdoor activity?Surfing. Closely followed by paddle boarding, rock climbing, disc golf….it’s hard to choose!What’s it like being an Outdoor Outreach instructor? Even after more than a decade, the opportunity to share my passion for the outdoors is indescribable. To see youth overcome a […]
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#MentoringMonth Highlights_Steff and Fernanda

A conversation with mentor team Steph and FernandaAt Outdoor Outreach, #mentorship is an integral part of what makes our programs successful. This #MentoringMonth, we’ll be highlighting some of the mentor relationships across our organization that inspire youth to lead happy, healthy and productive lives beyond their time in the outdoors. What’s your favorite Outdoor Activity?Steph: TennisFernanda: […]
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#MentoringMonth Highlights_Molly and Melanie

A conversation with mentor team Molly and MelanieWhat’s your favorite Outdoor Activity?Molly: BikingMelanie: HikingIn a few sentences, can you tell us what your goals were coming into the Mentorship Program?Molly: My goal was to hopefully provide some kind of additional support in my Mentee’s life outside their family.  Someone she could talk to or be […]
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Creating Space for Families in the Outdoors

Written by Ben McCue, Executive Director, Outdoor OutreachAt Outdoor Outreach, we believe that outdoor experiences with friends and family can be transformative.In light of the current health crisis and economic recession, our work is more critical than ever before.Last month, I joined our Programs team at an event in collaboration with Barrio Logan College Institute, […]
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